Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Can I Glass You A Favor?

Check out these super easy, yet proficient Semi-DIY Party Glass Favors for any occasion. Do you want to give something special to your guests at your next shower? What about your next work conference or event? In my case I utilized these super cute & eye catching glasses for my wedding reception. They are absolutely perfect if you need a fancy favor that works in SO many more ways then one. This specific favor quadruples as a take away item, place card, menu item identifier, & table decoration.

PC: Tracy Jean Photography

Here's how it works:

1. You'll need to find where you want your glassware from. I chose to go with WeddingFavors.Org because they were relatively cheap, & they could custom design the correct font, setting, & colors that I wanted. I chose champagne flutes for the women, & whiskey glasses for the guys. There are lots of other sites you could use depending on what type of glassware you want, (flutes, snifters, mason jars, etc). I even picked out gold plastic glassware for the children, which I got from my local Michael's store (see above photo).

2. Personalize your glassware. I decided on simplicity. Our names & wedding date etched onto each glass. Here's a thought, you could also go without any customization at all, if you decide to just use glasses as place card holders. Any which way you decide, it will look awesome!

3. Create your place cards. I ordered mine from Etsy, via Karli Boutique. I decided on gold metallic, as that went with my theme, but there are multiple color options to choose from. We hand wrote each place card to distinguish guest name, table number, & menu choice.

4. Adhere place card to glass of choice. So here is where lots of variations can tie in. I decided that ribbon looked really pretty attached to the flutes, & that clothes pins were classy additives to the whiskey glasses (ribbon for the women, clothes pins for the men). I chose gold ribbon/clothes pins to distinguish that it was chicken as a menu choice, & pink ribbon/clothes pins to distinguish vegetarian. Silver ribbon/clothes pins (pictured on the children's flutes) distinguished child's options. I spray painted each clothes pin with selected color spray paint. I found all of these items at Michael's (ribbons, clothes pins, spray paint). This made it extra easy for the servers to see what menu option each guest had!

They turned out exceptional! & it made for a very nice keepsake. I got my DIY inspiration from Style Me Pretty & Elizabeth Anne Designs on Pinterest. Check out the variation! Instead of glassware, actual mini champagne bottles & mini flags placed inside the glasses for place cards. Oh what fun. Try it out, your guests are sure to not leave with an empty glass. XX

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